Hordaland

Hordaland (Urban East Norwegian: [ˈhɔ̂rdɑlɑn] (listen)) was a county in Norway, bordering Sogn og Fjordane, Buskerud, Telemark, and Rogaland counties. Hordaland was the third largest county, after Akershus and Oslo, by population. The county government was the Hordaland County Municipality, which is located in Bergen. Before 1972, the city of Bergen was its own separate county, apart from Hordaland. On 1 January 2020, the county was merged with neighbouring Sogn og Fjordane county, to form the new Vestland county.

Hordaland fylke
Hardangerfjord in July 2012
Hordaland fylke
Hordaland within Hordaland
Hordaland fylke
Hordaland fylke (Norway)
Coordinates: 60°15′N 06°00′E
CountryNorway
CountyHordaland
DistrictWestern Norway
Established1763
  Preceded byBergenhus amt
Disestablished1 Jan 2020
  Succeeded byVestland county
Administrative centreBergen
Government
  BodyHordaland County Municipality
  Governor (2010-2019)Lars Sponheim (V)
  County mayor
   (2015-2019)
Anne Gine Hestetun (Ap)
Area
 (upon dissolution)
  Total15,460 km2 (5,970 sq mi)
  Land14,551 km2 (5,618 sq mi)
  Water909 km2 (351 sq mi)  5.9%
  Rank#9 in Norway
Population
 (2014)
  Total508,500
  Rank#3 in Norway
  Density33/km2 (85/sq mi)
  Change (10 years)
 +7.9%
Demonym(s)Hordalending[1]
Official language
  Norwegian formNynorsk
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-12
Income (per capita)148,000 kr (2001)
GDP (per capita)263,000 kr (2001)
GDP national rank#2 in Norway
(7.55% of country)

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